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    Need Input on Dolphin Active Robotic Cleaners

    Thanks everyone! :)
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    Need Input on Dolphin Active Robotic Cleaners

    Well, I ended up getting the Maytronics Dolphin Active 20 and I LOVE IT!! Super easy to use and I was very impressed with the performance. I'm never going back to suction cleaners.
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    Dolphin Active 20 Arrived!!! Questions...

    Since I'm about to buy one of these, I'm going to lurk/follow this post. ;)
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    Need Input on Dolphin Active Robotic Cleaners

    This is awesome!! Thank you so much!
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    Need Input on Dolphin Active Robotic Cleaners

    So I could buy the caddy separately...? Great idea! :) Do you see any downside to doing this? Like, is it the same caddy I would get with the Active 30?
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    Need Input on Dolphin Active Robotic Cleaners

    Ahhh.... I completely missed the fact that the Active 20 doesn't come with a caddy. Sadly, I DO need a caddy because I have no storage options anywhere near my pool and my garage is rather cramped. :( I love techy features but wasn't sure they were worth the $$$ to get them, but I may have to...
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    Diamond Brite Aqua Blue re-surface with fleur de lis glass mosaic detail. :)
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    Need Input on Dolphin Active Robotic Cleaners

    My head is swimming, y'all... I have been reading and researching and watching videos, and now I'm definitely suffering from information overload! I have had a Kreepy Krauly suction cleaner for >10 years and I'm ready to go robotic, but I'm having trouble deciding which model I should buy. I...
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    New Pool Owner

    Welcome Peter! I second the advice you've already been given and would also suggest you not use test strips at all. They are completely unreliable and will give you readings all over the chart. The only way to know for sure what's going on with your pool's chemistry is to learn how to test it...
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    Hello...New Member

    Hi Mike and welcome! This is a great forum with lots of helpful advice and information. Best of luck!:wave:
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    It is not algae... and vitamin C did nothing. These marks are a mystery, let's solve.

    Based on your picture (and my own experience with similar issues), it sure looks like copper staining to me. That could happen from using algaecides. I had to learn that lesson the hard way, many years ago, before I found this site. I would definitely get the Jack's Magic Stain ID kit to rule...
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    New Sand, Now Weak Return Flow

    Well, it turns out that my pool guy was right... apparently, it's normal to have to backwash a lot right after changing the sand in a pool filter. Old sand, new sand, DE, etc. can get stuck in the line. After about 10 backwashes over the past week, the problem is completely resolved and my...
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    New Sand, Now Weak Return Flow

    Okay, well, I kept chlorine at SLAM levels for over a week, but here are my latest test results: FAS-DPD FC -- 4.5 Total Chlorine -- 5.0 CC -- 0.5 PH -- 7.6 TA -- 100 CYA -- 30 Calcium Hardness -- 280 Temperature -- 72 degrees Water is crystal clear. No signs of algae, green or black. No...
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    New Sand, Now Weak Return Flow

    Thank you Felipe! Well, Jose has been our pool equipment guy for years and really knows his stuff, so I find it hard to believe it's that... In fact, he installed this filter when we first bought it. I guess anything is possible though. I'm just wondering if it could be anything else before I...
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    New Sand, Now Weak Return Flow

    Hi Everyone, It's opening season here in south Louisiana and I thought I was doing everything right. I got my levels stabilized and I used SLAM method to get my water crystal clear. However, we noticed that our filter wasn't working as well as it has in the past, and the suction seemed to be...